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By Jennie Bartlemay on September 16th, 2008 • Budgeting, Cost Saving

I saw an awesome video online this afternoon from Good Morning America, which is kind of an oxymoron. It was about a giant garage sale organized by a business called Just Between Friends. Basically a bunch of moms get together to buy and sell kids clothes, toys, strollers, bottles, anything like that. None of the items appeal to me, being young and without children, but the concept did. During my freshman year in college, the girls in my house got together about once a term and put any clothes, shoes or accessories on the dining hall tables for a "swap meet." The clothes were ones we no longer wore and just wanted to get rid of. Then we "shopped" through everyone else's stuff, took what we wanted, and either took back the clothes no one else wanted, or gave them to charity. It's also a great way to share stuff that you'll only use once, like Prom gear, or even to trade stuff you don't need anymore like books, computer programs or video games. It's a very cool way to save money, but it's also a great business idea, as the two women who started Just Between Friends discovered.

--Jennie

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